Late-night dating in Singapore


You know the feeling – it’s midnight and you can’t fall asleep. Who do you call? Your boyfriend, of course! And no, wipe that cheeky grin off your face. I don’t mean for that. Contrary to popular belief, there are plenty of things to do in Singapore at night. After dark is a great time to go for a date, considering how empty everywhere is compared to Singapore in the day.

If you’re a night owl constantly on the lookout for a new dating experience, here’s a bunch of late night dating ideas for you.


Late night outdoor date ideas: Head out under the midnight skies


Singapore is full of wondrous sights. Man-made sights, sure, but we don’t appreciate them nearly enough. Take your date to see a side of Singapore we’re not used to seeing, for a chill* night out.

*Remember to bring a jacket along in case it gets cold!


1. Kite-flying under the stars


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Bid goodbye to squinty eyes as you let your brightly-lit kites soar in the breezy night sky. Not having to squint and perspire under the hot sun makes kite-flying so much more pleasant.

It’s just more fun when you get to relive a childhood pastime and experience stillness only achievable in the wee hours with your significant other. Also, treat your eyes to a bedazzling view of the city skyline – if you decide to fly your kites at Marina Barrage.

You can get LED night kites from Kite Culture.


2. Night cycling


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Overnight cycling in Singapore is a perfect way to work those legs under starry skies with your other half while letting the delightful cool breeze brush across your faces. What’s not to love when it’s less jam-packed with vehicles and people as you treat your lungs to fresh air? Moreover, you get to escape the scorching sun, avoid getting sunburnt altogether.

Don’t worry if you don’t own a bike – you can rent one from some of the 24/7 bike rent stores in Singapore or try pay-per-use bike apps like SG Bikes. Read our guide to bicycle rental in Singapore.

Tip: Put on safety helmets and ensure your bikes are well-equipped with headlights and rear blinking lights.


3. Stargazing


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Stargazing on Pulau Ubin
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All you need is a picnic mat. To up the romantic factor, pack a basketful of wine, juicy strawberries and chocolates to take along with you! Keep the bugs away with insect repellents. Bet your date will be impressed with this romantic and thoughtful side of you.

Also check out the stargazing sessions (from $17/pax) at the Singapore Science Centre. These stargazing sessions take place on selected Friday nights at the observatory located at the Omni-Theatre Building. They only open till 10pm but they still make a good date idea! For safe distancing, you’ll have to book a slot before visiting, until further notice.

Book tickets to stargazing sessions at the Singapore Science Centre

Read our guide to the hidden stargazing spots in Singapore.


4. Go camping


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Pulau Ubin campsite.

Don’t sulk because you want your aircon at full blast. Camping with your partner at camping spots in Singapore like Pulau Ubin will be fantastic if it’s well thought out! I’d be ecstatic if my date brought me out on a little adventure outdoors, away from boring concrete buildings.

Tip: Apply for a camping permit conveniently from any AXS station. You need a permit to camp on mainland Singapore – check our pro tips for camping in Singapore before packing your tent!


5. Visit Gardens by the Bay


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Don’t be turned off by the fact that the OCBC Skyway at Gardens by the Bay is closed at night – take heart that you’ll have these Supertrees to yourselves so bring on those tripods and supercharged DSLRs to capture amazing night shots. Best part? Nobody’s going to photobomb your pictures. And you have all the time in the world to take that perfect shot.

Plenty of the other attractions are also open daily from 5am-2am, such as the Serene Garden, Sun Pavilion, and World of Plants if you and your date want a quiet place for a stroll. And if you need a place to stay for the night, there’s the Garden Pod, a hotel in a shipping container located right within the gardens.

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6. Stroll down the boardwalk at the Marina at Keppel Bay


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I’m in love with this beautiful place just staring at this picturesque view of the Marina at Keppel Bay on screen. Surprise your sweetheart with an ultra-romantic night out at this luxurious waterfront area.

I can only imagine how much more romantic it’ll be when you’re there with your significant other hand-in-hand, strolling down the expansive boardwalk while looking out at the sea and docked white yachts bobbing in the serene waters.

Besides the Marina at Keppel Bay Boardwalk, the following locations are also worth a trip down for.


Late night walking date ideas: Where to go for a stroll


7. Woodlands Waterfront Park


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Take in the breathtaking panoramic view of the coastal park and the Straits of Johor as you walk down the longest jetty in Singapore. Before your stroll you can also check out some of Woodlands Waterfront Park’s restaurants for a romantic dinner, or clamber up their super tall playground filled with bridges and towers.


8. Henderson Waves


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Bask in a nigh walk in Singapore across the highest pedestrian bridge in the country. Its unique design allows for an unobstructed view of the southern part of Singapore while the shell-like crevices double as shelters.

The bridge is illuminated by LED lighting from 7pm-7am every night.


9. Yishun Dam


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Be rewarded with this splendid view of Yishun Dam at first light if you stick it through the night talking about everything under the sun – or moon – amidst magnificent views of the reservoir, surrounding ships and islands.


Late night activity date ideas: Try a thrilling new experience


10. Rock climbing


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Scale the corporate ladder as a power couple, but also scale high walls if you’re looking for something exciting to spruce an ordinary night out. Rock climbing is a way to show that you’ve got your partner’s back – literally, since they’re hanging several metres up in the air, on the other end of your rope.

Most rock climbing and bouldering gyms open till 10pm-11pm, but BBF Climb at Tampines YOHA and Project Send at the Esplanade both have days where their climbing sessions run till as late as 3am.


11. Visit Jurong Fishery Port


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This is atypical of a date, but put on those trusty flip flops, or shoes you wouldn’t mind tossing anyway, and brace yourself to feast on the sights and smells at Jurong Fishery Port. It won’t hurt to join in the jostling too.

It’s a lot of fun to glimpse into the world of our local seafood supply chain where all the action takes place behind the scenes before your favourite chili crab or cereal prawn is laid out neatly on your dining table. Just make sure this ain’t your first date or there might not be a second!

Note: The port is open 24 hours, daily but to catch the action, it’s best to arrive between 2am-6am when the market is open.


12. Go cosmic bowling


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Go glow-in-the-dark bowling! Cosmic bowling marries bowling and discotheque lights with thumping dance party music that is sure to get you grooving along.

You no longer have to fight for air and squeeze like canned sardines in Zouk or Attica for your weekly EDM fix. Cosmic bowling is available at Sonic Bowl @ SAFRA Yishun and SAFRA Punggol, on various weekend evenings. There’s also K-Bowling Club at Somerset, which also provides darts machines and pool tables.


13. Go for a joyride


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If you’ve run out of places to chill at night in Singapore, hop aboard your car, or your parents’, and explore areas which you haven’t been to. Just ensure your GPS is turned on. Night time also = good time for supper so if you’re a snack monster, drive to some of Singapore’s best late-night cafes, for sinfully-good ice cream and messy Wagyu burgers.

If you don’t have a car of your own, pick up BB with a BlueSG rental electric car or TribeCar.


14. Midnight movies


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Midnight movies are the best for nocturnal movie buffs. On top of virtually having the entire theatre to the two of you, it’s unlikely that you’ll hear little kids bawling their eyes out halfway through an action movie because it is “too loud”.

If you’ve got the cash, splurge on experiences like the GEMINI theatres at Golden Village Funan, which has extra leg room and armrests that can lift up so you can snuggle up with boo. Check out other movie theatres in Singapore for the best viewing experience.

Tip: To ensure emptier theatres, watch movies weeks after their release.


15. Take on G-Max Extreme Swing & Slingshot


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Falling in love can sometimes have your stomach in knots, which is what you’ll experience when you and your date sit on the electrifying rides at the GX-5 Extreme Swing and Slingshot Singapore at Clarke Quay. They’re best for adrenaline junkies as these rides fling you 70m into the air and reach terrifyingly maximum speeds of 160km/h.

Get tickets to Slingshot Singapore

Get tickets to the GX-5 Extreme Swing


16. Chill at Timbre+ One North


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Remember the good ol’ days of radio where you could dedicate songs to loved ones? You can still do that at Timbre+ One North. There’s live music nightly with a high chance of bands taking song requests. You can even text a greeting and have your message displayed on screen for the crowd to see.

Timbre Pizza @ Timbre+ One North
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73A Ayer Rajah Crescent, #01-32, Singapore 139957
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Late night date ideas in Singapore: Try something classic


17. Relive childhood memories at the Night Safari


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Relive your childhood with a date at the Night Safari ($55/adult). Spot nocturnal animals, go on a tram ride and don’t forget to catch the TwiLIGHT performance with LED lights and dancers located at the entrance. As a cherry on top, you’ll get to spend some koala-ty time out in nature without having to deal with the blazing sun and sweat marks on your shirt!

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18. Game your hearts out at a midnight arcade


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#Throwback to your secondary school paktor days with a visit to the arcade. These video game havens have always been a fool-proof way to kill some time. And if that’s exactly what you’re after, take a memo from your 2000s self: get in there with your date and unwind with a good round of Bishi Bashi, Time Crisis, or Daytona.

The opening hours of each branch varies but many Cow Play Cow Moo outlets are both known to open past midnight.


Late night prawning date ideas: Open as late as 24 hours daily


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You can fish for compliments and prawns with your date any time of the night at these 24-hour and late-night “prawn fishing” establishments. Also known colloquially as prawning, this relac one corner activity has BBQ pits and everything else you need to grill and savour your fresh catch!


19. Hai Bin Prawning


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Hai Bin has 3 prawning ponds at their establishment in Punggol, but the coolest part is how it’s open 24/7, even on public holidays. With a bottle of beer from their nearby bar counter in hand, grill your crunch prawns fresh at their BBQ pits.

Hai Bin
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20. Riviera Prawning


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The bonus of prawning here is that they hold prawning tag events every weekend, where tagged prawns grant you extra gifts like cash and prawning vouchers. This is also typically quieter than the popular Hai Bin next door, so come by if you prefer a quieter ambience to relax with boo.

Riviera Prawning
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1 hour: $18/pax | 2 hours: $28/pax | 3 hours: $33/pax
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60 Punggol East, #01-11 Golf Club, Singapore 828825
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Late night romantic date ideas: Visit bars with a view


Make a reservation at a bar with a view


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Or tell your BB: “You are the view”.

No article on late night dating will be complete without mentioning a visit to the best bars in Singapore. After all, Singapore’s nightlife is famous in Asia. Here are some watering holes where you’ll get to have your alcohol fix and hang with your date in a more intimate, romantic setting.


21. Lantern


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This bar is so chic and captivating it attracts the most glamorous, sophisticated bunch. Take your date to this charming rooftop bar sitting atop The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, a luxury hotel in Singapore. Clink glasses of classic cocktails and champagne against a stunning brilliant blue pool with panoramic views of the cityscape thrown in.

Address: The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 3pm-1am | Fri-Sat 3pm-2am
Contact: 6597 5299 | Lantern website


22. Cé La Vi


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Impress your date with an amazing experience at Cé La Vi. Perched on the 57th level of Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay Sands, the 360-degree panoramic view it affords is unquestionably breathtaking. P.S. You can let your date know that this is one of the ways to enjoy the view from Marina Bay Sands without having to visit the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark observation deck.

Take the stress of mundane daily life off your mind by sipping on intricate cocktails and pours specially concocted by their team of mixologists while enjoying the company of your date.

CÉ LA VI Singapore: Restaurant, SkyBar & Club Lounge
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1 Bayfront Avenue Marina Bay Sands, Hotel, Tower 3, Singapore 018971
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Late night romantic date ideas: Visit hidden bars


23. Ume San 100


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For those who aren’t ready to make their relationship public, a trip to a hidden bar might just be on the cards if you value your privacy. You’ll find Ume San 100 behind a row of vending machines at Fortune Centre. Once you get behind the entrance, you’ll be treated to various types of umeshu – Japanese plum wine.

Address: 190 Middle Road, #02-07 Fortune Centre, Singapore 188979
Opening hours: 5pm-11pm, Daily
The establishment is also open as a Ramen Bar from Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm only.
Contact: 8897 4575 | Ume San 100 website


24. Set Of Six


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The entrance to Set Of Six is quite nondescript, but step inside and you’ll be transported to the 1920s. Every section screams flapper opulence, right down to the ostrich feather lamps and plush velvet furniture. The food menu features signature dishes inspired by different countries in colonial times – Italy, France, Great Britain, South America, Spain, and the Seven Seas.

Pair all that with wines from those respective countries too. Look for the hidden ‘Press for champagne’ button that will get you bubbly with every push.

Address: 20 Craig Road, #01-01, Singapore 089692
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 4pm-12am (Closed on Sundays)
Contact: 8181 1829 | Set Of Six website


Late night romantic date ideas: Sip on whiskey


We know the average Singaporean is competitive in most aspects, and if being citizens of the costliest city to live in isn’t enough, we are the world’s most hardcore whisky drinkers despite those ridiculous alcohol taxes. So there’s a high chance your date will appreciate a nightcap at these whisky bars in Singapore.


25. The Quaich Bar


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The Quaich Bar was the first to bring premium whisky to the Singapore populace back in 2006. It is quaint and small but boasts a sizeable selection of more than 500 whiskeys, most of which are of Scottish descent.

Full list of The Quaich Bar outlets


26. Fine Spirits by La Maison du Whisky


The astounding selection here will make your jaw drop – their bar has more than 100 Scotch whiskies by the glass and other rare international whiskies. Their retail shop has over hundreds of different whiskies, spirits, grappas and specialist alcohols from all over the world.

Don’t be shy and ask for recommendations from the well-trained staff. Regulars of Fine Spirits can vouch for their competence in the alcohol department. They make mean cocktails, too!

Address: 80 Mohamed Sultan Road, #01-10 The Pier, Singapore 239013
Opening hours: Tue-Thu 12pm-12am | Fri-Sat 12pm-1.30am (Closed on Mondays and Sundays)
Contact: 8725 8985 | Fine Spirits website


27. Auld Alliance


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Boasting a staggering collection of over 1,000 different bottles of premium whisky from all over the world, there’s bound to be one – or a few – for every single whisky maniac out there. Oh, and I heard their spectacular drinks menu is 70 pages long!

Ask their staff for recommendations regardless of whether you’re a whiskey connoisseur or newbie. Let them know your preferred taste and they’ll find something that satiates your craving.

Address: 9 Bras Basah Road, Rendezvous Hotel, Gallery #02-02A, Singapore 189559
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 5pm-1am (Closed on Tuesdays)
Contact: 6337 2201 | Auld Alliance website


Late night supper date ideas: Stuff yourselves at food spots


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Even if you belong to the health-conscious camp that advocates greens and all things low-calorie, it’s unwise to turn down a supper date with your other half. What can be worse than depriving yourself of good food and good company? A couple that grows (fat) together, stays together.

Supper most definitely isn’t restricted to that packet of MSG-laden chicken flavoured Maggi Mee or that shiok but lip-numbing McSpicy at one of the 24-hour McDonald’s outlets in Singapore – the options available for glorious food past midnight are aplenty.

These are places you should visit at least once in your lifetime.


28. La Pona Snack Bar


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Tucked away in Orchard Plaza is a nasi lemak stall that only operates for the graveyard shift. If you and your date are not keen on stuffing yourselves with more tipple, then a trip to La Pona Snack Bar is in order. You’ll get a plate of fragrant coconut rice and your choice of classic toppings like fried chicken wings, otah, and sunny side eggs.

Address: 150 Orchard Road, #04-53 Orchard Plaza, Singapore 238841
Opening hours: Mon 10pm-3am | Tue-Sat 10pm-4am (Closed on Sundays)
Contact: 8866 0453 (WhatsApp only) | La Pona Snack Bar Instagram


29. Shiok Shiok Night Market


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Most couples pick Bangkok for their first overseas vacation. But if you want to “test waters” first, then bring your date to Shiok Shiok Night Market. It even has similar offerings to Bangkok night markets like live music, mookata, grilled meat skewers, seafood, and tons of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available.

This open-aired bistro is now open 24 hours, daily so you can get your fill of Thai food and drinks any time of the day.

Address: 100 Orchard Road, Concorde Shopping Mall, Singapore 238840 (Outside alley)
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily
Contact: 8768 5254 | Shiok Shiok Night Market Facebook


30. 333 Bak Kut Teh


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Those who love their piping hot bak kut teh clear and peppery in the wee hours should visit 333. Word has it that the pork ribs are cooked till they are tender, so whether you’re half asleep or en-route to preventing a hangover, you’ll be grateful you get to slurp down all the goodness without needing to chew on the ribs.

Address: 333 Balestier Road, Singapore 329765
Opening hours: Mon-Tue 6pm-6am (Closed from Wednesdays to Sundays)
Contact: 6498 8993


31. Outram Park Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh (欧南园亚华肉骨茶)


The broth here has a prominent pepper flavour that does not overpower the flavour stemming from the herbs and pork ribs. It is recommended that you order you tiao (fried dough fritters), to dunk into the piping hot soup for added flavour.

Also, you have the option of switching up your bowl of white rice to mee sua, an interesting twist to this traditional Chinese dish. While Outram Park may be in its name, this BKT is available at 2 locations: Keppel and Havelock.

Full list of Outram Park Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh outlets


32. Swee Choon Dim Sum Restaurant


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Must-try items at Swee Choon include liu sha bao, beancurd skin with prawns, chee cheong fun, chicken wings, mee sua kueh, Shanghai XLB, and yam paste with pumpkin and ginkgo nut. Their liu sha bao is one of the best salted egg yolk custard bao I’ve had in Singapore. These are calories you wouldn’t mind putting on.

Full list of Swee Choon outlets


33. 126 Wen Dao Shi (126 搵到食)


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Yes to more glorious dim sum! Must-try items include prawn rice roll, chee cheong fun, porridge, king-sized siew mai, mini pork belly bun, char siew bao, har gow and deep fried soft-shell crab. If you still can tank more food after all that dim sum, order their mouth-watering Thai-style fried crab dong fen.

Full list of 126 Dim Sum outlets


34. Nana Thai at Clarke Quay, Aperia Mall & Clementi


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You know you’re in good hands when bona fide Thai cooks helm the kitchens and cook up a storm, delivering authentic, delightful Thai food at insanely affordable prices. Like most Thai eateries, the menu at Nana Thai is extensive.

Order their phenomenal phad thai, clear tom yum soup, green mango salad, and stir fried basil minced pork. And of course, their excellent Thai milk tea so that you won’t have FOMO. There are 3 Nana Thai outlets that are open 24 hours, daily.

Full list of Nana Thai outlets


35. Diandin Leluk Thai Restaurant


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Singapore’s own Little Thailand – Golden Mile Complex – may no longer be around but its Thai food lives on. Diandin Leluk has moved to City Gate, just across from where the original restaurant used to be.

Must-try items include their hotplate omelette with oyster, tom yum soup, mango salad, and chicken feet salad. Their phad thai, fried pork with basil, green curry chicken, and kangkong are said to be pretty good as well.

Address: 371 Beach Road, City Gate, #01-05 & #01-17/18, Singapore 199597
Opening hours: 11am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 9023 9389 | Diandin Leluk Thai Restaurant website


36. Kko Kko Nara Korean Fried Chicken


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Forget about counting calories because these Korean fried chicken are to-die-for. Koreans are sheer geniuses when it comes to cooking up absurdly delicious fried chicken. Eat them as soon as they’re served! They also serve traditional Korean fare like kimchi jiggae and bibimbap.

Address: 68 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088489
Opening hours: 12pm-1am, Daily
Contact: 6224 8186 | Kko Kko Nara Korean Fried Chicken website


37. Haidilao


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TBH, you can’t really go wrong with a late night hotpot date at Haidilao. For one, there’s less of a waiting time, so your date isn’t going to go hangry on you. Plus, the hotpot chain regularly holds discounts if you dine in later at night. Want to impress your date? Check out these Haidilao freebies you can score like hair ties, manicures, and even exclusive toys.

Full list of Haidilao outlets


Late night date ideas at home


38. Bake a cake


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It could be your favourite chocolate cake or his favourite Oreo cheesecake. Or if you both have an undying love for Milo, you could try whipping up these Milo goodies that will leave you on a sugar high. No oven, no problem: try some air fryer dessert recipes to make egg tarts and churros that’ll impress your other half.


39. Storytelling with a twist


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Start a story about anything. Each of you continues the “story” with just one sentence. The fun part is that nothing has to make sense! Let your imagination and creativity run wild while you two revel in ridiculous, hilarious fun with each other. Whoever gets stuck loses and does a penalty – we suggest that alcohol is involved.

Even better for Potterheads or K-pop fans, you could create your own fanfic this way. Create a whole universe with your partner that will only be limited by your imagination. Just remember to keep your phones stowed so no one gets distracted by social media.


40. Organise a game night


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Games aren’t restricted to the young. Bring on Twister, Scrabble, Monopoly, Aeroplane Chess, and Jenga – the options are limitless. You might want to stock up on potato chips and ice-cream as you battle it out with your partner.

Alternatively, if old school games don’t interest you, drop by late night board game cafes in Singapore – some close as late as 6am so you can finish up that neverending battle of Exploding Kittens.


41. Movie marathon with microwaved popcorn


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Cozy up together under warm sheets while watching your favourite action or rom-com flicks. Sci-fi or horror would work too. Alternatively, connect your laptop to the HD television to let your newly downloaded movie stash see light. Big-screen experiences aren’t limited to cinemas either. Get a home projector to take things up a notch.

Tip: Do not plug in any film under the History genre. You might just drift off to sleep even before reaching the 20-minute mark.

If popcorn ain’t your thing, make the biggest ice-cream sundae for you both to dig into while you watch the movies. Don’t fret if you don’t have any ice-cream on hand. Just run out to the nearest supermarket or grocery store in Singapore to grab a few tubs. Love entails sharing so get flavours and toppings that you know both of you would enjoy eating to make this an even sweeter treat!


42. Video game night


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Your guy will love you for this! Bet he wouldn’t mind even if you mistake him for the enemy and end up killing him off “accidentally” the first and second time. But the third time, you might have to deal with him looking like ლ(ಠ益ಠ)ლ. Be spontaneous and play! Just don’t wake the entire family while you’re at it.

Try multiplayer Nintendo Switch games and free Steam games. We’ll suggest starting with simpler free online games and letting the excitement pick up from there.


43. Challenge your date to a competition


It could be speed-eating watermelons, pizzas, nuggets, marshmallows, M&M’s, potato chips or doing push-ups or crunches! We recommend the mobile app Just Dance Now if you’d like to shake off those calories in a less gruelling way. Challenge accepted?


44. Learn to dance


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If you’re so comfortable with each other you don’t mind being teased for being awkward at conjuring some “slick” moves, it is always fun to dance silly and laugh at each other. After all, we know everyone has different talents and yours might lie elsewhere outside of the dance department. Just go on YouTube and search for “*name of song* + dance moves”.


45. Fix a 1000-piece jigsaw


One night is likely insufficient to complete the puzzle. Since no one is allowed to quit before it’s finished, psych yourself up for a few more late night dates! Perfect opportunity to get him to come over to your place more often with that yummy bag of Ah Poh Bak Chor Mee from Bedok 85.

Tip: Get your jigsaw puzzles from online stores such as Typo and Turtle.


46. Midnight swim


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With the weather so erratic these days, it’ll do everyone good to swim if not dip in the cool waters. For those lucky enough to have access to a pool because you reside in a condominium or landed property with a private pool, good for you and your date!

Otherwise, this is also feasible if you and your date happen to be on a staycation at W Hotel. The pools there are open 24/7. Read more about hotels with the biggest swimming pools.


Go on a late-night date


With all these ideas that we’ve put together for you, we hope you find them helpful. Whether you’re hopelessly in love or just true blue nocturnal, it’s time you try dating late at night when it is quieter and cooler. It won’t hurt to do something different for a refreshing change anyway.

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Original article published by Denise Bay on 19th January 2015. Last updated by Raewyn Koh on 14th February 2024.

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